FC Bayern’s basketball players may already be in the quarter-finals of the BBL final tournament. The Munich team lost out to the MHP giants Ludwigsburg. In the afternoon Ulm won against Frankfurt.
FC Bayern is threatened with an early exit in the home tournament for the German basketball championship. In the quarter-final first leg, the MHP giant Ludwigsburg let Munich take an eleven-point lead and lost on Wednesday evening with 83:87 (42:36). The defending champion must make up for this deficit in the second leg on Friday (4.30 p.m.). The hosts of the championship tournament in the empty Audi Dome 20 points from top scorer and driver Danilo Barthel were not successful. Hans Brase scored the highest number of guests among the formally strong guests (18).
Bayern were under pressure after the failed preliminary round with two defeats and went into the game charged. After two and a half minutes, Barthel showed his muscles after a three-point game and roared towards the bench. The guests showed that Ludwigsburg is a real yardstick when they turned a 2: 9 into a 16:10 shortly thereafter. Bayern tried to regain control, the MHP giants kept turning up with their fast playmakers.
Ludwigsburg turns game late
Unlike in the games before, the champion cheered on from the bench, above all Alex King whipped the team. Munich led the break with six points. “We have to be careful not to keep Bayern in the game. If they crank it up, it will be difficult,” said Ludwigsburg’s Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann during the break.
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At the beginning of the second half that did not work, Bavaria moved to eleven points. But the team of head coach John Patrick did not let himself down. The game turned in an exciting final phase. After that, Bayern had a few chances but failed too often.
Skyliners Frankfurt – ratiopharm Ulm 61: 101
Ratiopharm Ulm had previously celebrated a 101: 61 against the Fraport Skyliners from Frankfurt for an almost certain entry into the semi-finals. After their gala performance against disappointing Frankfurters, Baden-Württemberg still want to take the second duel on Friday evening (8.30 p.m.) seriously. “It’s not about coming to the game and jogging around a bit,” said construction player Per Günther at MagentaSport. “We want to keep the momentum,” added Dylan Osetkowski, top scorer of the game with 18 points. Both teams know that the confident 40 point difference meant the preliminary decision.
With the clearest victory of the tournament, Ulm showed a fabulous start with aggressive defense, clever offensive actions and a 36:15 after the first quarter. With a 46-point lead in the third quarter, Coach Jaka Lakovic’s team was even on the verge of attacking the BBL record of 63 points ahead. “The fact that we scored so many points against a team that defines itself on the defensive certainly speaks for what we are capable of,” said Günther. “Congratulations to Ulm,” said Frankfurt’s Marco Völler, “they used our shit day very well.”